Infected : Infected

  • by Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by Scott Sigler
  • Series: Infected
  • 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.Working under the government's shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim.With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common - they've been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.Meanwhile, Perry Dawsey - a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey - awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices....He is infected. The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.Infected was the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler thrills listeners with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, techno thriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.

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What the Critics Say

"Sigler is masterful at grabbing the reader by the throat and refusing to let go. Just when I thought I knew what abyss he was leading me across, he knocked the bridge out from under... I think I screamed the whole way down." (Lincoln Child)
"Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense....Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart....You've been warned! (James Rollins)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Started well but became... tiresome.

Would you consider the audio edition of Infected to be better than the print version?

Always, Audio is always better imo


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was ok, the author narrates and he openly admits that some of his narration is wanting, the voice acting is bloody awful. I know it adds to the story to be able to differentiete between characters but i think it could be toned down a bit. Sound effects sometimes make it hard to actually hear the words (when driving at 70mph anyway). His women's voice.. my god, just stop doing it. I was close to skipping sections.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Sometimes makes your cringe when describing various self 'harm' shall we say.


Any additional comments?

I found the last 30 minutes of the book a struggle and the ending felt rushed. I am not sure if i will bother with book 2 in the series.. I'm looking for a new stephen pacey narrated book :)

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- P. Mckenny

Some good ideas, but felt a little disappointed.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not, because I only recommend books I love.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

A bit disappointed. I know it is the first in a series but I felt I wanted to know more at this point.


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine, but one or two voices a bit annoying.


Do you think Infected needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There is plenty more to tell, I would imagine.


Any additional comments?

Not a bad book but not a great one. The following one may be worth a listen.

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- JayCee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audio